Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against a Georgetown man and his ex-girlfriend for a December home invasion and homicide of Andrew David Ingram.
Though the formal paperwork has not been finalized, Commonwealth’s Attorney David Smith has decided to pursue it against suspects Percy Hargrove, 26, of Georgetown, and Sheena Tipton, 26, of Clay City. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Charles Johnson told their attorneys and the judge Thursday in Clark Circuit Court.
Kentucky law allows for the death penalty in cases where a death occurred during the commission of another crime. Upon conviction, it allows additional possible sentences including life without the possibility of parole and the death penalty. Prosecutors are required to file written notice when they intend to seek the death penalty.
A trial date is expected to be set in September. Prosecutors said they are still waiting on DNA¿evidence to return from the lab.
Hargrove, a former Scott County football standout, is charged with murder and first-degree burglary for the Dec. 14, 2011, death of Ingram, who was Tipton’s current boyfriend. Tipton is charged with complicity for allegedly helping plan the incident and giving Hargrove a detailed floor plan of Ingram’s home on Whitney Court. The map was drawn on the back of a medical record for Tipton’s child, which was found in Hargrove’s car in Georgetown. Tipton was not in Winchester when the incident occurred.